Gregg Allman was slated to go on a cross country book tour this summer to promote his new memoir, “My Cross To Bear,” but the legendary guitarist announced today that he’ll be postponing the tour for health reasons.
Allman, who had a liver transplant two years ago, will undergo a few heart tests today in Florida.
“It’s just one of those make-sure tests, you know… My heart goes into A Fib (atrial fibrillation) and does those beats – you know, instead of going du-dun, du-dun, du-dun, it goes ta-da-dat-ta-da-doot-doot. There’s a little reggae in there somewhere.”
Billboard Magazine reports that Allman will undergo his heart test today at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where he had his liver transplant in 2010.
Allman is planning on starting his book tour, if the heart tests go well, on May 8th.
A message on his website reads:
“We wanted to let everyone know that Gregg is excited for the book launch and is still planning to get out on the road starting May 8. We’ll be posting updates regularly. Let’s all send positive vibes Gregg’s way.”
The co-founder of The Allman Brothers joined the band for a show last weekend at the Wanee Festival. Allman only played a few songs, however, and told his fans that he’d be back in full force soon enough.
“I know there’s been a lot of people that have had their hearts set – God bless `em – on seeing me and my boys perform and seeing me and the Brothers perform. And because of this virus and all these damned surgeries, I had to cancel. I’ve always really held that sacred and a no-show I am not. I’d like extend my apology to them. It’s just kind of a bigger bump than I expected in the road, and as of this summer I’ll be there with bells on in the future.”